When you start to plan your wedding it can get overwhelming. Even the sheer list of things to do can leave you wanting to run for the hills. Where to start? How to put it together? Should we just elope? haha.
I know when I got married, I was asking myself these same questions. Thankfully, there are many talented people in Ottawa who you can go to and get all of these questions answered, and even taken care of for you!
Last week I had the opportunity to photograph the lovely Amy, who is a wedding planner and is the genius behind, Splendid Events. She is one talented lady with such attention to detail that you will be completely taken care of.
Amy loves her hubby, her two cats and is one of the warmest, bubbliest people I’ve ever met.
Be sure to notice Amy’s amazing fascinator, which is made by Flights of Fancy in Ottawa! It’s so wonderful to hear about such great talent in our beautiful city.
Have a wonderful day,
Saturday night I had the chance to not only attend, but interview the fantastic people behind Rouge. Rouge Ottawa the Ultimate Bachelorette Party happened on Saturday March 26th, 2011 at Mansion Nightclub.
Amy from Splendid Events
Amy from Splendid Events did a great job planning the event and keeping everything on track! Plus her headpiece totally rocked.
Splendid Events is an Ottawa-based planning company specializing in weddings and events with personality and local flavour. We create celebrations that are fresh, fun, modern, and polished. splendidevents.ca.
Kevin from Aids Committee of Ottawa
Kevin was at Rouge representing the Aids Committe of Ottawa.
Since 1985, the AIDS Committee of Ottawa (ACO) has worked to offer support, prevention and education services to the Ottawa community. aco-cso.ca
Corinne from 3Sixty
3Sixty offers unique Pole Parties for those wanting bacherlorettes that are fun and different.
The hottest new workout sweeping the nation’s capital is pole dancing! ottawapoleparties.com
ps. sorry for the awful quality of the video – it was too dark for my little ol flip camera. Yikes.
Vanessa from Vanessa Dewson Photography
Vanessa was there taking photos of the lovely ladies who attended the event.
Vanessa Dewson specializes in photography and design. Vanessa is an established wedding photographer with a warm personality. vanessadewson.com
Vu from Cloud in the Sky Studio
Cloud in the Sky Studio was at Rouge Ottawa taking (proper) video and helping to co-ordinate the event.
Unfortunately the video interview with Vu was compromised due to low lighting and my little ol flip camera just couldn’t cut it. Vu talked about how his team was at Rouge Ottawa as the paparazzi documenting the event as well as outlined some really interesting wedding packages they can provide to couples in the Ottawa area.
Because my video didn’t turn out, I want to feature one BY Cloud in the Sky Studios to show how awesomesauce they are.
For personal services, our passion can be simply put: Capturing your moments, for a lifetime. We strive to capture the essence of the moment in order to produce a stunning production personalized to you, so that you can relive it for the years to come. cloudintheskystudios.com
Isobel from Bel Bridal
Isobel from Bel Bridal talked to us about what she thinks this year’s big jewellery trends are going to be.
Again, the lighting was just not cool for this video so I’ll sum up what Isobel and I talked about. I asked her what she though the trends for this year’s bridal jewellery would be and she said: GO BIG! Be bold and daring and have fun with it!
The jewellery made under Bel. is delicate collections incorporate semi-precious stones, freshwater pearls & Swarovski crystal. The jewellery ranges include necklace, bracelet and earrings, can be bought individually and are available on gold or silver chain. belbridal.com
Westboro Spa and Hair Studio
Westboro Spa and Hair Studio were at Rouge giving makeovers to the fabulous ladies in attendance. I didn’t get a chance to sit down with them because they were so busy but here is a quick video of them in action!
The Westboro styling team takes great pride in their full service hair studio. Our professional team ensures the latest in cutting, coloring and styling techniques. westborospa.com
I didn’t get a chance to speak with the ladies from Luxe Bridal Boutique but they were very busy putting on this amazing show.
Luxe Bridal Boutique officially opened their doors in 2010 at 206 & 208 Dalhousie Street ensuring that the Ottawa bridal market will never be the same again! luxebridal.ca
Last night I attended the Colourbomb spring trunk show put on by Splendid Events and hosted by Hush Clothing Boutique. There were so many amazing and talented women in the house that I, with some encouragement and aid from the amazing Amna Hakim, chatted with them about their work and about weddings…on camera!
Amy from Splendid Events
Amy predicts that big, chunky jewellery will be in as well as the colour pink!
Sandy from Blush Beads
I got the chance to speak to Sandy from Blush Beads, who had her amazing jewellery featured at the Colourbomb event last night. She and I chatted about how she creates custom pieces for brides and how each piece is made by hand and is totally unique.
Sandy creates all of her wedding jewellery by hand and with much input from the bride. She finds out about everything to do with that wedding, and creates a custom and one of a kind piece just for that bride.
Jenny from Geek Sweets
There were lots of delicious sweets and treats there last night (I may have indulged a bit myself!) and one of the sweetmakers is Jenny from Geek Sweets. She makes the most adorable, and delicious, mini cupcakes. She and I talked about how cupcakes are becoming a new trend and why they are quite different from a traditional wedding cake.
Jenny has cupcake flavours you could only dream about. She notes that having cupcakes in different flavours allows for all of your guests to find something they like.
Melody, local beauty expert, from Melody and Jezebel
Melody, a local beauty expert in Ottawa, is the amazing talent behind Melody and Jezebel. She does makeup for many events and photo shoots as well as TV and Special Events. She and I talked about why it is so important to hire a professional makeup artist for your wedding day.
Melody urges brides not to forget about how important it is to hire a professional makeup artist for your wedding. A professional makeup artist will change the face of your portraits. Brides deserve to look and feel their best on their wedding day!
Alison, from Hush Clothing Boutique
Alison owns the very stylish Hush Clothes Boutique in Westboro on Wellingon Street. The store is all about fashion and carries gently worn, high end, designer, shoes, handbags, and accessories for women. She and I talked about how guests can figure out what to wear to weddings.
Alison suggests that wedding guests take their clothing queues from the wedding invitation. If the invitation is casual, then you can wear a shorter dress with some cute shoes but if the invitation is quite formal, you should stick to something like a floor length gown.
If you are attending a wedding this year and aren’t sure what to wear, stop by Hush Clothes Boutique and they will help you find the perfect outfit.
Liz (me!) from elizabeth&jane photography, signing off
I hope that you enjoyed my short interviews with the amazing women who were at Colourbomb last night.
I also want to give another HUGE thank you to Amna Hakim who was my publicist, cinemetographer, director and camera operator last night. You rocked it out and I thank you so much!! I could not have done these without you!!!
Behind the scenes: what this was recorded with
The evening was recorded on my brand new and super awesome Flip Mino HD. I was able to customize it through the online store and because I love dogs so much, I was able to incorporate my own two little fluffballs, Paddington and Corduroy.
The Flip Mino records in HD and is very small and lightweight. It’s perfect for carrying around in a purse and is very easy to use. Press the big red button to record the press it to stop. Simple!